The backlash over Battlefield 5’s inclusion of women, face paints, and prosthetics is absurd, especially, now that we know even the face paints existed during World War II.
Facepaints were a major issue for the followers of #NotmyBattlefield campaign but it seems they have less and less to argue about, as their anger makes less sense by the day. Since we confirmed that many women participated in World War 2 as Snipers, Truck Drivers, Nurses, even fought at the frontlines for various countries, now what’s left was the facepaint issue. And thanks to one of our readers who pointed it out, face paints actually existed during World War 2 and were used by none other than the United States Army, the country from where most of this backlash seems to be coming from.
During WW2, a Unit called “The Filthy Thirteen” had funky Mohake haircuts and painted each other’s faces. The game was given to the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, USA. Their style of combat and disregard for war aspects that did not contribute to the mission made them stand out. They applied facepaints identical to the one we saw in Battlefield V. Here’s a quick comparison.
Battlefield 5 will feature a range of different facepaint types as well as more frontline involvement of women. Of course, both of these aspects are exaggerated in Battlefield 5 and it is perfectly fine; it is a video game and not everything must be historically accurate to the point it isn’t fun anymore. You’ll also have to understand, cosmetics are a way of monetization for EA DICE since they are offering all post-release content for free this year.
It is understandable why they would exaggerate facepaints and customization for Battlefield V while not worrying about historical accuracy.
Battlefield 5 releases later this year on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Pre-orders for the game are now live. If you wish to know more about Battlefield 5 and why it is even better than before, head over here.